By Marie Bungau
When talking about electronic music, most eyes are on cities like Berlin, London or New York and regions like the Middle East tend to easily fall under the radar. This certainly doesn't mean these countries don't have something to offer. Lebanon, and Beirut in particular, is slowly but surely building up a scene and it’s becoming difficult not to take notice.
Beirut-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Nur Jaber is not just representing a country going through its own tribulations but she’s also the voice of a generation who turned to electronic music, clubbing and especially dancing as a form of resistance. This attitude is just one of the messages she conveys through her music and her upcoming EP 'Weapons Of Mass Destruction’, which is set to go out on her own label OSF on August 18th.
Directed by the artist herself, and edited by Jaume Masdevall, the video for the single, ‘Weapons Of Mass Destruction', was shot partially in ://about blank (where she often plays during the monthly events STAUB) and partially in an old station in Berlin. With the cast wearing clothes from UY, a fashion and art collective from Berlin (and a long time Brvtalist favorite), the video comes as Nur’s response to the tragic events happening regularly in the Middle East, pointing out to a reality that is often distorted by politics and the media.
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